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Followup: Proposed Delancey Street Bike Lane + Bike Parking Facility

Cyclists were overjoyed to learn yesterday about the city’s plan to create a protected bike lane on Delancey Street. The news was first reported …

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Walk Canal Street, Point Out Ideas For Improvement Tonight From 5-7

Here’s a reminder. The Lower East Side Partnership is holding a neighborhood visioning event on Canal Street between 5 and 7 tonight. A section …

Delancey Street. Photo by H. Spencer Young, April 2016.

Report: Protected Bike Lanes, Indoor Bike Parking Coming to Delancey Street (Updated)

Today the city is expected to announce plans to create a two-way bike lane on Delancey Street, leading to and from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

Allen Street and Division Street.

Hit-and-Run Truck Driver Strikes Pedestrian on Allen Street

Police officers are on the scene at the intersection of East Broadway and Division streets today, where a pedestrian was badly hurt by a hit-and-run driver. …

Image via the DOT page

NYC DOT Launches “Shared Streets” Festivities in Lower Manhattan

This Saturday, NYC’s Department of Transportation launches its first “Shared Streets” community initiative in Lower Manhattan. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., cyclists, pedestrians …

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Time to Celebrate: Crosswalk Comes to Clinton Street

Officials of the Department of Transportation and local elected officials came to the Lower East Side this afternoon to celebrate the installation of a …

Clinton Street Closure. Photos by Sara Brittany Somerset (@BritGeo)

Clinton Street Closed to Traffic Through Friday

Lo-Down contributor Sara Brittany Somerset (@BritGeo) sent us these photos today, noting the traffic coming off the Williamsburg Bridge cannot turn on to Clinton Street, as it is closed this week (above Delancey) due to ongoing construction. …

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New Life For the Proposed Williamsburg-Lower East Side Skyway?

A couple of years ago, a New York City businessman got a lot of attention when he proposed building a gondola to connect Williamsbrg …

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Slide Show! Chrystie Street Bike Path & Pedestrian Improvements

We’ve been meaning to post the Department of Transportation’s presentation on the redesign of Chrystie Street. DOT planners earlier this week walked Community Board …

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Plans Unveiled For Protected Chrystie Street Bike Lane Tonight (Updated)

Rendering: NYC Dept. of Transportation.

This evening, officials with the Department of Transportation will go before Community Board 3 to outline their plans for …

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City’s “Wayfinding” Signs Coming to Lower East Side; Public Meeting March 31

You might have noticed those fancy maps in certain locations throughout Chinatown. Now the city is bringing its Wayfinding signs to the Lower East …

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Broome Street Traffic Flow Will Likely Be Reversed to Alleviate Construction Gridlock

Anyone who lives near the Essex Crossing construction sites knows that congestion from trucks has become both a quality of life issue in the local community as well as a potential safety hazard. …

Pike Street, December 2012.

Yo! Bus Gives Up on Chinatown While Industry as a Whole Thrives

CityLab (a publication of The Atlantic) takes a look at a new study showing that the intercity (“Chinatown”) bus business is once again booming. More about that in a moment. Within the story there’s a tidbit of special interest locally. …

Richard Oates. Photo via NY Skateboarding.

Skateboarder Killed While “Mack Truck Surfing” on Delancey Street (Updated)

Richard Oates. Photo via NY Skateboarding.

A 32-year-old skateboarder was killed after hitching a ride on a truck headed westbound on Delancey Street yesterday …

Clinton Street between East Broadway and Grand Street. December 2015.

City Will Install Cross-Walk, Signal on Clinton Street, Near Seward Park Co-op

Clinton Street between East Broadway and Grand Street. December 2015.

The city’s Department of Transportation announced today’s it’s adding a mid-block crosswalk and signal …